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Top German politician makes Nord Stream 2 plea

Posted On: Oct 6, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Top German politician makes Nord Stream 2 plea

Berlin should certify the gas pipeline from Russia to ensure there's enough winter fuel, the Bundestag vice speaker said
Germany should certify the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and use it to get enough fuel from Russia to get through the upcoming cold season, Wolfgang Kubicki, the deputy speaker of the German parliament, said.
The move must be taken “as soon as possible to fill our gas storage for the winter,” the politician from the Free Democratic Party of Germany told the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland in an interview published on Friday. The party is part of the German ruling coalition.
Berlin suspended certification of the fully complete route for Russian natural gas to put pressure on Moscow amid the crisis in Ukraine. The German government said under no circumstances should it be used, even though the country faces gas shortages.
Russian gas giant Gazprom reduced supplies through the older Nord Stream 1 route citing technical problems caused by anti-Russian sanctions. Berlin said the move...

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